IV Sedation Certification for RDA/RDH

17 July 2019 - Glendale, AZ



3-Day Option (Fri-Sun):
  • Didactic instruction from experienced IV sedation experts
  • Emergency response training on our state-of-the-art simulator
  • Monitor interpretation techniques
  • Proper sedation documentation protocol
  • Airway management training to proficiency & beyond
5-Day Option (Wed-Sun) includes ALL 3-day training PLUS:
  • LIVE case exposures assisting IV sedation cases
  • Practice placing IV lines for sedation cases
  • Prescreening & Discharge opportunities with real-world patients

The ASA and ADA recommend that dental assistants monitoring sedated patients be trained in classroom with clinical instruction in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, monitoring, and emergency procedures with an emphasis on airway management.  National guidelines recommend that dental assistants monitoring sedated patients are to be certified in at least Forty (40) combined hours of classroom and clinical instruction in:

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology
  • Monitoring
  • Placement of the IV
  • Emergency procedures with an emphasis on airway management

The ADMA offers dental assistants individualized training courses that meet and exceed these recommendations. The successful completion of our course covers the requirements for any state. Our clients receive the highest quality of sedation training offered in the industry.

Before adding sedation to a clinical practice, the staff has to understand the entirety of what that entails. The dentist is responsible for making sure that assistants are trained to assist in dental sedation cases.  Having your dental assistants attend this course ensures that your team will return to the office with the knowledge required to begin the safe and effective practice of sedation dentistry. Our small course sizes ensure that every attendee receives the instruction they need to become a safer and more confident team member.



This course is 3 to 5 days in length. This includes classroom instruction, emergency simulations (ACLS) and hands on IV placement. Pharmacology, physiology, airway management, and patient screening are heavily emphasized in the core curriculum. We show assistants the most concise system of patient evaluation for situations before, during, and after sedation procedures. By working with our instructors in simulated case scenarios, dental assistants also learn how to:

  • Effectively communicate with their dentist during an emergency or code
  • How and where to place the IV for their doctor
  • Document sedation while they assist with the procedure
  • Perform a thorough discharge evaluation
In addition to interactive didactics and simulated case scenarios, our Q&A lecture style develops a safe, knowledgeable, and confident dental assistant. Throughout the course of our training program, assistants learn how to:
  • Prepare and operate any monitor
  • Interpret monitor readouts
  • Change & troubleshoot monitor parameters.
Upon completion of the course, assistants return to the office with the practical and advanced dental sedation skills they need as an indispensable member of the dental sedation team.

Additional information

Course Length

3-Day Didactic Course, 5-Day Interactive Course

Event Details

Date: 17 July 2019

Start time: 08:00

End time: 17:00

Venue: Glendale, AZ

Coordinates: 33.6410556,-112.2160552

Directions: 7170 W Camino San Xavier A101 Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: +1-855-406-7671

Email: mercer@admatraining.org

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